WVU football truly is the backbone of the entire state of West Virginia. All corners of the Mountain State love the Mountaineers.
One resident of West Virginia professed his love for the WVU football program by offering a verbal commitment to the team. Tavis Lee of Martinsburg announced via Twitter that he will commit to the Mountaineers.
Martinsburg is the premier high school football team in the state, so getting a player of that pedigree is a good pick up for the Mountaineers.
Lee, specifically, is a true Division I prospect because of his size and skill set, plus his winning ways can create a strong atmosphere of more winning at the next level. In the past four years, Martinsburg has won 46 game, according to Maxpreps.com. This year, Martinsburg is 11-0 and heading to the second round of the state playoffs.
According to Blue Gold News, Lee is a three-star recruit and stands at a massive 6-foot-3 and checks in at 225 pounds. He is a standout linebacker who is fast and can make tackles all over the field. The site also says that Lee was offered by another in-state school, Marshall.
When it came down to it, comparing WVU football and Marshall must have been a no-brainer for Lee. He chose to come to the state’s flagship university and play for the tradition-rich WVU football program. He will get many more opportunities to play in great venues, receive great care and play in front of 60,000 home fans who grew up watching the same team Lee did back home in Martinsburg.
The recruitment was pretty open-and-shut for Lee. He was offered earlier last week, according to The Gazette-Mail. The site also quoted him saying, “I was very happy. They’re at the top.”
Lee stayed true to those comments by telling all of his 1,857 followers that his intentions are to play for the WVU football team. Lee gave a fairly simple message on the social media site but he included the hashtag, #TakeMeHome18 symbolizing his graduation year from high school.
There is still a long time to go before Lee sees the field in Morgantown. He got this decision out of the way before getting back to focus on finishing an undefeated season for Martinsburg.
Tavis Lee wants to win hardware for his hometown. In a few years, he will try to win a championship for his home state.